>8 things I love right now in the garden…


It’s rainy and cold right now with a light dusting of snow expected tonight.  But strolling around the garden this morning, I saw so many things that I love about this time of year, this perch right above the tumble into spring when there is so much happening, yet little seen by the eye.  
Unexpected textures like this Mexican Feather grass, green growth mixed with brown.  Like hair I want to brush and put into a ponytail.
New growth, emerging everywhere you look, when you look close enough.  Garlic chives emerge from around a rock.  They seed everywhere after flowering, and I let them because they are gorgeous and drought dependable.  And deer don’t like garlic-breath!
Lovely gifts like these bags of leaves from my husband’s co-worker to put in my compost bin, since my leaves consist mainly of live oak leave which don’t compost as well. What a wonderful present!

Vegetables that laugh at winter.  My peas growing on the trellis.

Surprises forming underground, like my radishes.  The kids love to come find the biggest bulb to pull out.

Rain, rain and more rain! It’s nice to have a season where the sprinklers are off. 

The promise of things to come.  Buds on the cherry tree promise a good spring bloom.

Early surprises, my daffodils. 

Hope every season brings you joy from your garden.  Now, let’s get this spring thing started.


8 thoughts on “>8 things I love right now in the garden…

  1. >Eight things I love right now in my garden: low maintenance (it's under two feet of snow), white goes with everything, no mosquitos, I notice the garden art more, no sand from the sand box is tracked into the house…OK, I ran out of things, but five is not bad for dead winter in Alaska!Christine B.

  2. >Oh, you should create a garden meme! We can post on the 8th of every month the 8 things we love right now in our gardens! My eight: eight different kinds of lettuce, taking off in the veggie garden. Woot!

  3. >This touches me so much! I, too, want to make braids out of Mexican feather grass (but thought maybe I was crazy). And watching for new things coming up. And,especially,watching my gauge fill. I don't lament cloudy, rainy days at all: I treasure each one and dance for the new life that's made it through all our traumas. Oh, and my neighbor & I always share the leaves that our in-between neighbor bags up! She lets us know: okay, you guys divide the bags, and we are joyous!

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